SCHERERVILLE – Wendell Mosby of Schererville has filed a Declaration of Candidacy with the Indiana Election Commission to seek the 1st District congressional seat.

The lifelong Democrat will appear on the Democratic May 5 Democratic Primary ballot, seeking the seating being vacated by longtime congressman Pete Visclosky.

“After a lot of thought, consideration and encouragement from a number of local residents, I have decided to offer my name for election for the Congressional seat of the 1st District,” Mosby said.

Mosby has managed several successful campaigns for state and local elected officials, and also helped raise funds and campaign for former President Barack Obama.

As a former Community College Trustee, he said he understands the importance of the trades and certificate programs to maintaining a stable and healthy local economy.

“The Northwest Indiana region’s economy is changing and we need a transformative candidate like myself with 21st-century solutions to address the challenges ahead,” Mosby said.

He plans to spend the rest of the campaign season meeting and visiting with residents, business owners and stakeholders to hear their concerns and ideas.

And before the primary, he said he will “release a comprehensive platform for voters to consider” that will focus on:

Public Service Student Loan Cancellation

Improving Health Outcomes

High Quality Education for All Children

Rebuilding the Middle Class

“With over 25 years of public service experience, I am dedicated to helping others from all walks of life,” Mosby said. “As a lifelong Democrat, I will continue to fight for equitable and equal representation, justice, and opportunity for all.”

Born and raised in Illinois, Mosby attended Iowa State University, where he earned a B.S. in Production Management. He was an elected trustee on the Board at Prairie State Community College for six years, and also served as Illinois State Director for the Young Elected Officials Network (2013-15); and chairman of the Illinois African-American Family Commission (2016).

He and his wife, Tiffany, have a 6-year-old son.

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